With decades in the leadership space,

we help leaders and teams achieve more

by transforming the way they communicate to connect and lead more effectively.

You Don’t Work Alone

Learn to communicate effectively to your key people to get needed results 

This is your opportunity to learn your communication style and impact, and then do better.
The Sailor Sweet Life Programs were born in response to client needs for immediate and sustaining action for effective leadership and team collaboration. Our three pillars are:

Poor communication is at the root of ineffective leadership, slowing business growth, stalling to market, managing risk, using technology and tools sub optimally, and the losing in the impact of AI. When the team is not well connected and collaborating, or listening to customers, or working in a culture where they do not feel safe to raise their hands, your communication is broken. 

The Sailor’s Sweet Life unique approach combines science backed communication strategies with research proven tools that help you and your team increase performance, improve communication and grow results. Nicole quickly assesses your team’s unique opportunities and struggles and then facilitates a customized strategy forward.

Ever brought a speaker in and had the day turn into a droning slideshow snoozefest?

That’s basically the opposite of me.

Attuned to your group’s needs, with the energy and enthusiasm that gets people participating, I get into the thick of it to identify and solve problems. It’s an experience entirely customized for your organization and the people in the room. I’ll challenge and guide your group to reflect, discuss, and take action—and we’ll have a great time doing it!

Is there room in your organization for people who communicate and think differently than you do? Better yet, do you fully embrace them, so they can bring their unique value and perspective to your business?

Work environments often attract and incentivize one communication style: the leader’s. Their tendencies become the default, and other team members (try to) fall in line.

With a stronger understanding of each team member’s style, how to harness their strengths, and how to meet their needs, we can ensure everyone feels valued. And as a not-unimportant side effect, you’ll get way better performance from them, too.

My work lays the foundation for your company to cultivate diversity and foster fluid collaboration, ultimately enabling great work.

Because—and here’s the secret I’ll sing from the rooftops—your communication and your company culture? They’re the exact same thing.

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Credentials

Meet Nicole

Nicole created the Sailor’s Sweet Life Communication Intelligence programs to make work and leadership simpler.

She uses her BS cum laude in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law. Nicole is an action-based bridge builder guiding seemingly unrelated entities to join in collaborative efforts for maximum positive impact.

She is on faculty at the MEA as a facilitator guiding attendees to lean into a rich midlife to continue to contribute and live with wisdom and curiosity. Nicole co-leads with major thought leaders like founder Chip Conley, Columbia Business School Professor Dr. SriKumar Rao, Carolyn Luce Buck, Enneagram World Expert Russ Hudson, Diane Flynn, diversity expert and professor Dr. Alexandra  White and Blue Zones author Dan Buettner.

Previously, Nicole was a corporate attorney and business development specialist in the Denver area. Even as a young associate, she facilitated parties to find effective solutions and focus on shared interests to optimize outcomes for all parties. Her consulting business was born from this natural ability. She uses her BS cum laude in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law. Nicole is an action-based bridge builder guiding seemingly unrelated entities to join in collaborative efforts for maximum positive impact.

She is on faculty at the MEA as a facilitator guiding attendees to lean into a rich midlife to continue to contribute and live with wisdom and curiosity. Nicole co-leads with major thought leaders like founder Chip Conley, Columbia Business School Professor Dr. SriKumar Rao, Carolyn Luce Buck, Enneagram World Expert Russ Hudson, Diane Flynn, diversity expert and professor Dr. Alexandra  White and Blue Zones author Dan Buettner.

Previously, Nicole was a corporate attorney and business development specialist in the Denver area. Even as a young associate, she facilitated parties to find effective solutions and focus on shared interests to optimize outcomes for all parties. Her consulting business was born from this natural ability.

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Our Team

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Dr. Toya Graham

Inclusive Culture Facilitator

Toya brings with her a wealth of perspective and experience in working in and creating inclusive and courageous cultures. Her incredible journey from growing up in the communities she now leads in and serves to navigating environments where she was the only and rose above being othered. Toya infuses every group with valuing their voice and moves them to a more courageous, inclusive and high functioning culture.

Ashley Hashimoto

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Ashley Hashimoto

Youth and Family Facilitator 

Ashley has worked with young adults and teenagers for more than 20 years to understand themselves and use that self awareness to create thriving life paths. She is a natural engager of Gen Z and Millennials.  Her gift lies in guiding individuals through the Sailor’s Sweet Life Communication Intelligence programs to recognize their strengths, identify areas for growth, establish goals, and customize an individual plan for success.

Effective Communication Starts Here

Through the Sailor’s Sweet Life Communication Intelligence™ program, you’ll get a new set of perspectives and actionable tools to help you communicate effectively with ANYONE.

(yes, even that person it feels impossible to see eye-to-eye with).